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Karavitiko Symposium, Sydney

Karavitiko Symposium, Sydney. COAT OF ARMS.

Designed by Lindsey Katharos Critha, graphic designer, who resides in Berry, in New South Wales, Australia.

The design on the shield has evolved from Lindsey's original Karavas donkey Karavitiko Symposium logo, of the 1970's.

The donkey is laconic - unperturbed by the gradual de-population of Karavas, and the immigration of Karavas's inhabitants to Smyrna, Egypt, Pireaus, Australia, the USA, and other parts of the world.
In a sense the donkey is "looking away from ...the future...unconcerned".

The "attitude" also conveys the sublime sense of peace and quiet that attaches to the town of Karavas, Kythera.

The crest, or honour point of the Coat of Arms is the Cross of Ayios Haralambos, which also features on the Karavitiko Symposium Flag. This establishes the Church of Ayios Haralambos as the spiritual centre of Karavas.

The torse (originally the neck scarf which adorned a knight's helmet) - which lies beneath the Cross - carries the official colours - blue and gold.

The white border around the shield reflects the white lines on the field of both the official Greek National Flag, and the Karavitiko Symposium Flag.

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